£91.38 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 25 Aug 2014 Check-out 26 Aug 2014

King James by Thistle

4 stars
107 Leith Street, --, Edinburgh, EH1 3SW
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
31 reviews
Excellent location and hotel

Convienient to everything, an added bonus having the shopping centre attached. Excellent stay overall. See full review

  • pauline f
  • 10 Jun 2014
Superb helpful staff, lovely hotel

Staff were really friendly and go that extra mile (Sharon, reception). Nice greet when met. Hotel... See full review

  • Lesley221
  • 26 Mar 2013
4-star hotel near Waverley Station

The 4-star King James Hotel, near Princes Street and less than half a mile (0.7 km) from Waverley Station, offers easy access to Edinburgh's main shopping thoroughfare. Attractions include the Edinburgh Castle, Scottish Parliament, picturesque Old and New Towns, and Festival Theatre. Guests enjoy meals at two on-site venues, the Boston Bean bar or Craig's Restaurant.

Highlights
  • 4-star hotel close to business and tourist districts
  • Choice of bar or restaurant
  • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply)
Rooms

King James offers 143 non-smoking rooms and suites with modern amenities, graded at four levels: standard, deluxe, executive, and suites. Rooms feature complimentary toiletries, direct dial telephone, flat-screen LCD television, refreshment tray, trouser press, and work desk. All rooms feature an in-room safe, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. Special rates and packages are often available for sporting or cultural events. Business travelers can choose from seven conference rooms. The Lothian room accommodates up to 250 people and offers theatre seating.

Features

The Boston Bean bar, located on the hotels' third floor, serves a variety of drinks, snacks, and light meals in informal surroundings. Craig's Restaurant offers Scottish and European dishes and friendly service in a relaxed contemporary setting. Room service is also available 24 hours per day.

Transportation
  • Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station (0.2 mi/470 m)
  • Edinburgh Airport (6.9 mi/11.1 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Princes Street (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Old Town (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Easter Road Stadium (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Arthur's Seat (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Tynecastle Stadium (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Murrayfield Rugby Stadium (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
Business
  • BT Openzone Internet access
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Business and financial district (0.9 mi/1.4 km)

King James by Thistle Rooms

Standard Twin
Standard Twin offers one twin bed with BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities, Complimentary Toiletries, Direct Dial Telephone, Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Trouser Press and Work Desk.
Standard Double
Standard Double offers one double bed with BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities, Complimentary Toiletries, Direct Dial Telephone, Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Trouser Press and Work Desk.
Deluxe King
Deluxe King offers one king bed with BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities, Complimentary Toiletries, Direct Dial Telephone, Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Trouser Press and Work Desk.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

55.9545 -3.1882
Area served
Edinburgh.
Nearby airports
Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
Area description
The King James Hotel is located near Edinburgh's world-famous Princes Street, and a short walk from the historic Royal Mile.

Nearby points of interest

  • Princes Mall: 0.2 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.3 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.3 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Underground City: 0.4 mi
  • People's Story: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.4 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.2 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.3 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.3 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Underground City: 0.4 mi
  • People's Story: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.4 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.6 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.6 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.6 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.6 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.6 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.6 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.7 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.7 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 0.7 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.8 mi
  • Pilrig: 0.8 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.8 mi
  • Powderhall: 0.9 mi
  • Easter Road: 0.9 mi
  • Stockbridge: 0.9 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.9 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1 mi
  • Warriston: 1 mi
  • Leith Waterworld: 1.1 mi
  • The Grange: 1.1 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 1.1 mi
  • Sciennes: 1.1 mi
  • Lochrin: 1.1 mi

Dining

Craig's Restaurant
Dine in comfort in Craig's Restaurant; situated at the heart of the hotel on the 3rd floor. It offers guests great food, friendly service in a relaxed contemporize setting.
The Boston Bean Company
Our Boston Bean bar is the perfect venue to enjoy a drink, snack or light meal. Conveniently located at the heart of hotel on the third floor with options to suit all occasions and appetites.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (31)

Ratings and reviews for King James by Thistle

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
31 out of 31
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.9

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Harry Patel
Chattanooga, TN USA
5 Jul 2014

Trip was very good with friends

We will definitely will stay at this hotel when we visit EDINBURGH

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Very close to train station ( Edinburgh wavily station)

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Boddiker
Ellicott City, Md.
29 Jun 2014

St. James on Thistle

Right across the street from Waverly rail station; attached to St. James mall made shopping easy. Convenient to Visitor Center for tours.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pauline f
Ireland
10 Jun 2014

Excellent location and hotel

Convienient to everything, an added bonus having the shopping centre attached. Excellent stay overall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to great bars, restaurants, shopping, Edinburgh castle and many other attractions. Perfect.

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Juan P
Butler, Maryland
8 Jun 2014

Solid reforms move

No nonsense, straight forward hotel and service. Great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Green Butterfly
Farnborough
27 Apr 2014

Good Location but hotel a bit dated

Staff are great and hotel bedrooms very clean. Excellent breakfast. Our room safe wasn't working and after checking two other rooms we were moved to a room where the safe finally was working - think we should have been offered an upgrade for the inconvenience of having to pack up our things and move rooms. I think this is something that ought to have been checked out prior to letting out the room. Overall the location was excellent and everything was within walking distance. Hotel was quite shabby in areas but the staff were very friendly and helpful. Good priced hotel for location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Dome is fantastic - Mojitos were just perfect!

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nobbers
hertford
27 Feb 2014

weekend break

have stayed at the hotel on quite a few occasions now. Has always been comfortable clean and close to the heart of edinburgh. breakfasts very good. staff friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Athens7
Athens
26 Nov 2013

Perfect Location

We arrived at the train station just after midnight and were delighted to find the hotel just around the corner. The next morning we had a few things to get before heading to Aberdeen for a wedding and it was so easy to leave the hotel on the third floor and go straight into St James shopping mall which has everything. This hotel has a perfect location. On the downside the rooms felt a bit cold

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
alan and june
co. durham england
11 Nov 2013

great city break

arrived by train and was only a couple of minutes from station and easy to find . checked in by pleasant staff and gave us a map and some tips on eating etc .Room was nice plenty of space and red hot couldn't turn down the heating so did get too hot although there was a fan on the ceiling You could open the window as well .We had emailed the day before to get a high floor and back of hotel which we got so was nice and quiet .Beds were comfortable bathroom was a little on the small size but was adequate for our stay . Breakfast was included in our deal and there was bacon eggs sausage plus lots more and continental as well as cereal fruit and toast plenty to choose from .We went to Princess street and art gallery .Found some good eating places especially Advocate on Friday night as they have a singer with guitar on ,the went to Whistle Binkies and a rock band was on .they have three acts on most nights and closes early hours of the morning if you want to stay late . All in all found perfect break everything to hand and friendly people and would recommend it . June

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

if you want to see the Lion King or show need to book in advance and its just across the road from the thistle

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
country bumpkin
carnwath
9 Nov 2013

excellent location for theatre

Staff are fantastic hotel is spotless , not far from train station great for going to the playhouse really central , if I where to come as in about anything it would be the noise of the traffic , but that's Lothian transport for you

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

To use the hotel bar for meals great value for money and hassel free

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lesley's
scotland
8 May 2013

time away

The hotel was nice and staff helpful. pity about the other visitors banging about fighting within their room at 3.30 am.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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